Prix d'Elite Finalists Announced

Finalists for the 2008 Seafood Prix d'Elite Competition were announced by competition organizer Diversified Business Communications of Portland, Maine, on Friday. Winners will be announced April 22 at the European Seafood Exposition in Brussels, Belgium.

The "Best New Retail Product" finalists are: Sai Gon Palm Box and Panga Fish Wrapped in Potato from Vinh Hoan Corp.; Apero Spoons and Apero Oysters from Levenstond Seafood; Breaded Tuna Fillets with Tomato Sauce, Cheese, Spinach Sauce and Carbonara Sauce from Salica; Tréfle Tapas and Apero Pocket from Salm Invest; Taponade de Foie de Lotte from Sarl Poissonnerie Hennequin; Claresse® from Anova Food; Fish & Flowers, Roses & Smoked Salmon and Antipasta De Petoncies from Cuisines d'Art Rome; Juniper Berry Cured Salmon and Cured Haddock with Two Nordic Compotes and Bisque of Norway Lobster with Norway Lobster Tails and Scallops from Rahbekfisk A/S; Madagascar Organic Tiger Prawn Terrine from DSM S.A.; Sliced Roe from Amanda Seafoods AS; HQ Sustainable Maritime Marketing's TiLoveYa Tilapia Cakes; William Carr & Sons Fresh Cooked Lobster; Marine Harvest ASA's Fish â??n Grains Saithe Fillet and 8 Mini-cakes aux St.-Jacques; Océan Délices' Ballotin Saumon St. Jacques; Alliance Océane's Délices Roulés au Saumon; Merli blanc du Cap au Fenouil from Meralliance; Phillips Foods Europe's Pasteurized Blue Swimming Crab Meat; Wild Sockeye Strips from Stuehrk Delikatessen Import GmbH & Co. KG; Scombrilla from Larsen Danish Seafood A/S; Surimi Imperial, Sushi Cakes and Tofu Cake from Vichiunai Europe; and Pakyurek A/S's Marinated Smoked Anchovies. Finalists in the "Best New Foodservice Product" category are: King Crab Legs and Claws from Aqua Star Europe; American Hackleback Caviar from Marky's Caviar; Taponade de Foie De Lotte from Sarl Poissonnerie Hennequin; Royal Greenland A/S's Salmon Tournedos/Medallions; Halieutis' Atlantic Salmon Fillet with "Pistou" Crust; Premium Crab Delice and King Crab Shumai from Phillips Foods Europe; SupremaSea Brand New England Clam Chowder from North American Imex; The Bagel Slice from MacKnight/Hickory House; Salmon and Prawn Florentine and King Prawn and Mussel Marinière a la Crème from Lyons Seafoods; and Handy International's Seafood Puff Pastry Appetizer.

Finalists will be judged based on taste profile, packaging, market potential, convenience, nutritional value and originality. Winners will be announced at a reception during the show.


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